South Middle School

South Middle School

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  • South Middle School
    Office Hours
    7:30am - 4:00pm
      
    2734 Louisiana Street
    Lawrence, KS 66046
     
    Phone: (785) 832-5450
    Fax: (785) 832-5453
    Keith Jones   
     
    Principal: Dr. Keith Jones
    Assistant Principal: Mrs. Anita Carlson 
     
    Visit us on Twitter!
    @SouthMSCougars 
     
     

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Our Mission

  • South Middle School will empower our learning community to think intensively and critically; we will cultivate intellect with character to develop 21st century learners.

Principal's Welcome

  • What makes South Middle School unique? It's the warm educational climate, where students come first and our teachers focus on 21st century educational skills, emphasizing technology integration and active learning as primary forms of engagement. Our staff understands the social and development needs of young adolescents and the importance of our equity work to meet the needs of all students. With this in mind we promote positive social interaction, school spirit, and a persistence in rigorous and culturally relevant instruction. We thank you for sharing your child with us, and I encourage you to contact me with questions or suggestions at any time.
     
    Respectfully,
    Keith Jones, Ed.D.

News and Daily Announcements

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    Announcements
     
     

    Good morning!

    Today is Monday, January 22, 2018, B day.  Please rise for the pledge of allegiance.

    Today’s main dish lunch choice is:  pepperoni pizza.

    8th grade basketball game today vs. Washburn Rural @ home @ 3:30 pm.  A few rule reminders from our principals when attending basketball games.

    STUDENTS SIT IN STUDENT SECTION BLEACHERS

    STUDENTS DO NOT SIT ON THE STAIRS

    DO NOT WALK ON THE COURT DURING AN ACTIVE PLAY, ESPECIALLY IF IT IS ON THE PLAYING TEAM’S SIDE. 

    DO NOT SIT ON THE FIRST ROW OF BLEACHERS TO ALLOW FOR ROOM FOR REFEREES AND PLAYERS TO USE OUT OF BOUNDS WHEN NECESSARY.

    FOOD WILL NO LONGER BE ALLOWED IN THE BLEACHERS/GYM DUE TO THE AMOUNT OF TRASH THAT HAS BEEN LEFT BEHIND.

    SOUTH COUGAR PRIDE IS ONE OF OUR MANY STRENGTHS.  PLEASE SHOW YOUR PRIDE BY REFRAINING FROM INAPPROPRIATE LANGUAGE AND GESTURES AT ALL TIMES.

    Good luck to our boys’ basketball team at the games today.

    Thank you for listening today.

     

     

     Please see the attached flier for more information about COUGAR CORNER tutoring hours for 2nd semester.  COUGAR CORNER TUTORING

     

     

    Information from the district...see below...

     

    LAWRENCE SCHOOLS FOUNDATION NOW ON INSTAGRAM
     
    In addition to our Facebook and Twitter accounts, the Lawrence Schools Foundation just added an Instagram account. We are planning on sharing a lot of stories about the great things that are being done in the Lawrence Public Schools and the community members who support our wonderful teachers and students. We hope you will follow along on all three accounts as we highlight your teachers and those who help them and your students.
     
    Please visit us online at: www.lawrenceschoolsfoundation.org
    Like us on Facebook at: Lawrence Schools Foundation
    Follow us on Twitter: @LawSchoolsFndn
    and on Instagram: LawrenceSchoolsFoundation
     
     

    Please learn about all of our staff awards and get a nomination form by visiting our website at www.LawrenceSchoolsFoundation.org, clicking the programs tab and scrolling to Staff Development & Recognition.

      Link for staff award page:

    https://www.usd497.org/domain/327

     

     

     

     
     
     
     
  • Current information regarding enrollment can be found by clicking this link.

Resources

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    As part of the district’s Equity Goal relating to access to technology at school and home, we are now offering ALL students and their parents Family Access to School Technology (FAST) at two middle school locations, LMCMS and SMS, on designated evenings.
     
    Please share the attached information in your upcoming newsletters and other parent communications and ask your Website Managers to add this link to your websites: Family Access to School Technology    (https://www.usd497.org/technologyaccess)
     
     
     
     
    Counselors:  Mrs. Kristen Kircher (Last names A-K)   Mr. Marc Conover (Last names L-Z)      
     
     
    Cougar Parent Organization - Parents are always welcome!
     
     
     
    Bully Hotline:
    785-330-4321  
    Paw  
     


ESOL Information

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    Information about ESOL can be found by clicking on this picture:

    ESOL

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